What's Happening at C. H. Booth Library


The Cyrenius H. Booth Library displays art exhibits in the Olga Knoepke Memorial Room on the first floor of the Library building. The exhibits are open during regular library hours.   A Change in Seasons: Paintings by Roberta Shea     Paintings by Newtown artist Roberta Shea are on display from November 22 through January 4, during library hours. The public is cordially invited to attend the opening reception and meet the artist on Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 2:00 to ...

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Congregation Adath Israel Exhibits 100-Year History

Please stop by to see our new exhibit showcasing Newtown’s synagogue, Adath Israel’s, rich history and heritage. The exhibit chronicles the evolution of Adath Israel throughout the decades highlighting its founding in the early 1900s to today. The exhibit will be on display in the Gathering Room through December 15th. Caption: On July 4,1914, ground was broken for the synagogue on land donated by Israel and Rose Nezvesky

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Excel Class

10 am to 3 pm (1 hour break at noon) Please register--spots limited! Learn this popular and necessary computer program. An experienced instructor from the American Job Center will take you through the basics...and with 4 hours of instruction...a bit more! This program takes place in a mobile computer lab at the Edmond Town Hall parking lot.

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Exciting News! Stop & Shop Community Bag Program

Exciting News! We have been chosen by Stop & Shop to benefit from the Community Bag Program during the month of November!  The Stop & Shop Community Bag Program is designed to make it easy for customers to contribute to a local community cause while supporting the environment. How it works: Each time a reusable Community Bag ($2.50) is purchased at the Stop & Shop in Sand Hill Plaza (228 South Main Street), $1 will be donated ...

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Movement, Nutrition, and Expanding Your Personal Practice

Thursday, December 12th at 1:30 in the Meeting Room. We will continue our discussion from last class on what it means to have a personal health practice, focusing this time on the importance of self discovery and belief.  Our nutrition focus will be on the impact of Food and Inflammation, diving into how our diet impacts our muscles and joints. Our movement practice will focus on the fundamentals of strength, flexibility, and balance.  After an appropriate full ...

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Love CHBL? Get Involved!

Seeking Trustees for the Cyrenius H. Booth Library! Got talent & experience with Buildings & Grounds or Fundraising/Development? Want to use your skills for a higher purpose? Resident of Newtown? Then we want YOU to submit your resume for consideration to be a Trustee of the Cyrenius H. Booth Library! You can help further the library's mission to promote the joy of lifelong learning, stimulate curiosity, support the exchange of ideas, & provide a welcoming gathering ...

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Intro to 3D Printing

Join us for an introductory session on how to use our 3D Afinia printers in the  chbMAKERS' Corner. After attending one of these classes you may sign up for an individual session to make your own 3D object. Please register. For ages 12 to adult. Friday, November 22 3:30PM Friday, December 13 1PM Saturday, December 14 10AM Monday, December 30 4PM                

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American reinforcements, arrive on the beaches of Normandy from a Coast Guard landing barge into the surf on the French coast on June 23, 1944 during World War II. They will reinforce fighting units that secured the Norman beachhead and spread north toward Cherbourg.  (AP Photo/U.S. COAST GUARD)

Newtown Historical Society: The Allied Invasion of Normandy

Monday, December 9th at 7:30 in the Meeting Room. Come at 7:00 to see an educational and entertaining video. The war in Europe had gone on for 5 long years. Just as the English Channel had protected Britain from Nazi invasion, now the Channel protected occupied Europe from liberation. On June 6, 1944, D-Day, that protection would be breached, and the massive Allied force would begin the ten-month process of ending the Third Reich. John Cilio has been ...

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French Lessons

Learned a little French in school? Going on a trip? These lessons are designed for people with a rudimentary knowledge of the language. We will refresh our skills with Mme. Anette Roth through song, video and basic conversation. Please sign up for each class separately. Tuesday, November 12, 12-1:00 in Gathering Room Click here to register   Tuesday, December 10, 12-1:00 in Gathering Room Click here to register  

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Jigsaw Puzzle Contest

Sunday, November 24th from 1-5:00, or whenever one team wins. Try your skills at completing your team’s puzzle before the other teams do! Teams will be comprised of six people each, with every team working on the same puzzle. You can create your own team or be randomly placed on a team. Please sign up in person at the second floor circulation desk. Drinks and snacks will be available.  

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Holiday Needle Felting with Katie

Monday December 9 from 4:30-6:00 in the Meeting Room. Enjoy a sociable time creating a small creature or ornament, using dyed wool roving and a burred needle. Click here to register

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InnerAct with Anthony DePoto

Exercise your imagination on the following Saturdays at 1 pm in the library meeting room on November 16 and December 14.  Actor and educator, Anthony DePoto will lead children in a variety of theater games that foster creativity, communication,  and storytelling. For ages 7-10. Register here.  

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Saturday Lego Club Holiday Edition

Saturday Lego Club Holiday Edition

Have fun constructing a holiday decoration to bring home on Saturday, December 14 at 2 pm in the children's story hour room. For ages 7-9.  Register online.

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Music Dynamics with Brad Peterson for ages 2-6

Meets Fridays December 13-January 17, at 11:30 am in the the library meeting room. Music educator, Brad Peterson will lead children in a variety of  musical activities including finger plays, nursery rhymes, poems, songs, circle games, dances and stories. Each session is a fun, fast paced lesson designed to help children with pitch matching and steady beat skills, as well as helping them with their early language arts development. Register online.

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Saturday Science with EverWonder Children’s Museum

Saturday Science with EverWonder Children's Museum

An educator from the EverWonder Children's Museum will lead a workshop Saturday, December 28 at 2 pm in the meeting room.  Children will perform a simple dissection to analyze what's inside an owl pellet.  For children in grades 3-6.  Note:  a small knife will be used for dissecting the pellets. Click here to register.

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Tuesday Tech Clinic

Looking for a little nudge to get going with Google? Got a question about how to use Libby, Hoopla, or Mango? Trying to send your friend a photo from your smartphone? Drop in on Tuesdays 2-3 pm for a helping hand with digital technology. IT Librarian Olivia Scully will work with you for up to 15 minutes, and you'll be on your way to greater tech comfort in no time! First come, first served. Feel free to ...

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All of Us Newtown

As part of the ‘Healthy Community’ movement in Newtown, and as an agent of community cooperation and collaboration, the C.H. Booth Library’s All of Us Newtown project is a program of outreach involving public education about the All of Us Research Program and health information literacy using resources available from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Click to learn more!

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See all of our featured programs

Computer Tutor

Mondays 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Get one-on-one computer help on Mondays. Schedule an appointment in person at the Reference Desk, by phone at 203-426-8552, or by email at reference@chboothlibrary.org

Holiday Gift Sale sponsored by the Friends of the C.H. Booth Library

Coming Up! Holiday Gift Sale

Sat. 12/7, 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sun. 12/8, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

C.H. Booth Library, Meeting Room (first floor)

Visit the Little Book Store
Books, gifts and more from the Friends of the C. H. Booth Library.
On the second floor of the library, across from the new books.

BooksHealHeartslogo_web72dpiBooks Heal Hearts” – donations to the C.H. Booth Library for our community.

Local and regional support organizations and services.